If you need a refresher on reading financial statements, financial ratios, their purpose and use, this discussion will show you how to analyze financial statements and the use of financial ratios to further understand the story behind the numbers. A better understanding of financial statements will help a project manager understand the company you work for plus gain an understanding of how a project fits into the company's financial statements.
Steve Horan, MBA, CPA, CGMA is the Director of the MBA Program and Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Sioux Falls where he has been for four years. He has also been a professor of business for eight years at Colorado Technical University in Sioux Falls. He has an extensive background of teaching and developing undergraduate, graduate, and online accounting and business classes and being an administrator in charge of faculty hiring, program quality, and program assessment. In addition, his professional experience of over twenty years is rooted in the accounting field and financial services industry, including working with financial reporting, management accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley, internal audit, budgeting and planning, and accounting software implementation.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
ZEAL (Formerly Called SD Business Technology Center), 2329 North Career Ave, Sioux Falls SD in Conference Rooms A&B.
• 11:30 am - 11:45 am - Registration / Networking
• 11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Program
• 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm - Networking / Adjourn
• Free for PMI Sioux Empire Chapter Members
• Chapter Guests: $5.00
*** This event is worth 1 PDU ***
The Lean Agile Community of Practice focuses on delivering knowledge and providing a virtual networking forum for lean agile practitioners. This includes anyone interested in, working in, or impacted by developments in the collection of good practices, principles and techniques in lean agile project management.
Facilitator: Ally Shepardson, Lean Facilitator for Daktronics
Ally is the chair of the Daktronics Lean Organization Development committee and is tasked with coordinating all lean related training and for Daktronics dedicated lean resources. For the past three years, she has held a position on the Advisory Board for the South Dakota Lean Group.
Next Presentation Focus: Kaizen Event
What is a Kaizen Event?
A kaizen event is a problem solving tool where a cross sectional team of stakeholders collaborate together to rapidly solve a problem during a dedicated block of time. This tool is typically used when the problem affects multiple areas and we need to gain consensus on any improvements. A kaizen event focuses on eliminating waste in a process using a hands-on approach close to the specific place where the problem is happening.
The topic for this meeting will be a discussion on the activities, tools and templates used for how to lead successful kaizen events.
When: August 16, 2016
Hosted Location: Interstates Control Systems, Inc
West Research Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Registration Check In and Networking
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Discussion
Cost: Free for both PMI Sioux Empire Chapter Members and non-members.
If one your goals is to obtain your PMI-ACP Certification (Agile Certified Practitioner), don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend this course being conducted by ASPE. ASPE Project Management Training and Certification Courses offer students the opportunity to practice and fine-tune their skills and prepare for the PMI-ACP Certification exam.
This boot camp is designed to help you tune up your Agile game! Employers are looking for leaders who know Agile. The Project Management Institute's Certified Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to colleagues, organizations, or even potential employers that you are ready and able to lead in this new age.
This boot camp earns all students the ICAgile Certified Professional designation immediately upon completion of the course.
Attending this session of the PMI-ACP Certification Exam Boot Camp will provide you with all of the necessary contact hours (21) to satisfy the education requirement for PDUs. The class will also discuss all of the exam content, focusing on topics most likely to be covered on the certification exam. According to ASPE, students who have attended the class and gone on to sit for the PMI-ACP exam within a four week period have a historical pass rate of 97%. ASPE’s course carries an Exam Pass Guarantee which means ASPE will pay for a reexamination in the event that you do not pass the exam within four weeks of attending the class. If you do not pass the second attempt, ASPE will allow you to attend the class at no cost.
Instructor: Entire Boot Camp is taught by an ASPE Trainer
Date: September 12, 13 and 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in becoming a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner
Benefits: Attending this training will allow someone the needed contact hours to be eligible to meet the educational requirements to sit for the PMI-ACP exam.
CEU’s: 21 hours of PDU’s (Professional Development Units).
Payment Method: Credit Card through PayPal. You will not need a PayPal Account to use the service through Chapter registration.
Location: Cleveland Center on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls. The Cleveland Center is on the corner of 26th street and Prairie. Park in the lot in the front of the building, or in the Stewart Center lot. The class is in room 106B of the Cleveland Center, enter the front doors and turn to your left to find the classroom.